Category: Anne Mercer

Cross Examination Under Control

One reason, among many, why I love our adversary system of justice is that it gives us one public place where we can rationally and politely debate very serious matters. What could be more serious than decisions that affect a person’s wealth, business, family, freedom and even their very life? Imagine a trial where the state is seeking custody of your child? Yet generally speaking we do so in a calm and respectful way. When we fail this rule we risk disaster.